Assistant Researcher

Assistant Researcher

Assistant Researcher

Posting Date: 09/07/2022

Closing Date: 12/01/2022

Job Information/Description:

Title: Assistant Researcher (Assistant Professor)
Position Number: 0070035T
Hiring Unit: UH Cancer Center – Cancer Epidemiology, Population Sciences in the Pacific
Location: University of Hawai’i Cancer Center
Closing Date: Continuous
Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 11-Month
Tenure Track: Not Tenured Track (NTT)
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Other Conditions: This advertisement is for an 11-month, non-tenure-track faculty position, to begin approximately September 2022. Continuation of appointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance. The University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center conducts research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer across a broad array of disciplines that includes epidemiology, social-behavioral science, molecular carcinogenesis, quality of life in cancer survivors, and community-based interventions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Serves as an expert in cancer epidemiology, cancer-related health disparities, cancer survival and survivorship. Some areas of research addressing the role of diet, physical activity, life course, survivorship, molecular, genetic, pharmacogenetic, bioinformatics and clinical epidemiology are desirable. Collaborates with faculty in other areas to address multiple research areas.

-Leads an independent, extramurally funded research program to advance scientific discoveries in the reduction of cancer risk in collaboration with other faculty members at the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center, and the University of Hawaii, and researchers at other institutions.

-Publishes research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

-Writes and secures extramural research grants for conducting innovative etiology and intervention research in community, clinical, or other settings; Performs other scholarly activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Doctorate in epidemiology, preventive medicine, public health, behavioral sciences, medicine, or related area from a college or university of recognized standing.

-Four (4) years of experience as a postdoctoral fellow or equivalent in the related field.

-Demonstrated ability to generate independent research reports, publications and grant proposals.

-Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students and/or assistants.

-Demonstrated initiative, interest in scientific work, and adaptability.

Desirable Qualifications:

-Record of solid publications in epidemiology.

-Additional desirable qualities include experience conducting transdisciplinary, cancer disparities or cancer-related epidemiological research among Asian/Pacific Islander populations.

To Apply:

Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen and attach the required documents. Applicants must submit (1) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, (2) resume, (3) names and contact information of 3 professional references and (4) official transcripts. Copies of transcripts are acceptable, but official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Inquiries: [email protected]

Additional Information:

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Effective January 3, 2022, the University of Hawai’i requires all employees, students and visitors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions may be granted for medical condition(s) or a sincerely held religious belief. Applicants should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment.

Contact Information:

Ohulani Battisto
[email protected]